Language & Economic Reforms in Nigeria
Ozo-mekuri Ndimele, Clara I. Ikekeonwu & B.M. Mbah (eds.)
University of Port Harcourt; University of Nigeria, Nsukka
This book contains the first and best fruits of the 19th Annual Conference the Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN) which were carefully selected from a legion of equally good papers which constraints in space could not allow us to accommodate. The book is divided into four main sections. Section A contains papers which focus on the theme of the Conference, i.e., “Language and Economic Reforms”, from which the book derives its title. The three papers in this section discuss aspects of the national reforms agenda, especially as they pertain to the language provisions of the National Policy on Education in Nigeria. Section B comprises papers which address the sub-theme of language in history and society. Section C contains papers on literature, stylistics and gender studies. Section D is heavily loaded. It contains papers on various aspects of formal linguistics, which include phonology, morphology, semantics and syntax. Generally, the book caters for a variety of interests in the study of linguistics, languages and literatures in Nigeria.
Contents: Okon Essien: Language and the Nigerian Reforms Agenda - Ifeoma Obuasi: The Place of Language in Nigeria’s Reforms Agenda - Chris Uchenna Agbedo: National Reforms Agenda as Monoglossia: The Imperatives of Dialogised Heteroglossia in Nigeria - Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche: The Place of Akokoid in Benue–Congo - G.I. Nwaozuzu Dialect: Loyalty and Acceptability of Standard Igbo - S.A. Dada: Language Contact and Language Conflict: The Case of Yoruba-English Bilinguals - K.B.C. Ashipu: The Values & Functions of Proverbs in African Traditional Discourse - A.H. Amfani: Operation ‘Merge’ and the Formation of the Hausa Full Verb - Ethelbert E. Kari: Aspects of the Syntax of Cross-referencing Clitics in Degema - Escor E. Udosen: Modal markers in Ibibio - Olusanmi Olasunkanmi Babarinde: On Syntactically-motivated Inflection in English & Yoruba - F.O. Oyèbádé & J.F. Ìlòrí: The Phonology & Syntax of Yorùbá Negativizing Prefix ‘àì-‘ as a Non-Unitary Morpheme - Clara I. Ikekeonwu: Intersegmental Co-ordination in some Nigerian Languages - G.S. Omachonu: Verb Phrase Serialization in Igala - V.C. Onumajuru: Auxiliaries in Ọnịcha Igbo - Chinwe E. Obianika: Autosegmental Analysis of Tone in Igbo Associative Construction - P.E. Ejele: Pronouns as Indices of Deixis or Anaphora: Establishing the Case in Esan - Ozo-mekuri Ndimele & Marcia Santos Duarte de Oliveira : The Missing Subject and Object in Ibibio.
ISBN 9783862886609. (Hardbound). Languages of the World 51. 365pp. 2015.